Design & Technological Upgradation 

            Design Development & Technological upgradation in Handicrafts sector are essential for improving quality acceptable to the customers in the changed scenario. Each craft is highly complicated involving numerous processes and strategies. Local crafts have their traditional ways of production, their own designs, colour, shapes and etc.. But the changed attitude & modern buyers do not appreciate the conventional ones. 

             In view of the above, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), New Delhi organise Design and Technical Development Workshop through its Regional Design and Technical Development Centres in collaboration with NGOs, Co-operative Societies under Grant-in Aid schemes. The Regional Design & Technical Development Centres also organise Design assistance programme in particular craft pockets by their official designers. They conduct demonstration programmes for the improved tools and equipments in the craft pockets for reducing the time, labour & thereby cost of production. 

            During last 3 years the following Design and Technical Development workshops have been conducted by the Regional Design & Technical Development Centre, 9/12 old Court House Street, Kolkata under Grant-in-Aid scheme of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). 

Design Workshops conducted by RD & TDC and NGOs/Co-operative Societies 

Name of the

Venue of the

Craft

Year

No. of Craft

No. of Sample

implementing

workshop

 

 

Persons

Developed

Agency

 

 

 

participated

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

M/s Chakadola Handicrafts Co-Operative Society, 3550, Tankapani Road Bhubaneswar

G.M.C.S. Bhubaneswar,Khurda

Wooden Painting

1999

15

28

M/s Mahamaya Weavers' Handloom Development Society, Birabarpur Abhimanpur, Cuttack

Birabarpur, Cuttack

Tie & Dye

1999

26

30

Regional Design & Technological

Bisamkatak

Bamboo

2000

15

22

Development Centre, 9/12, Old Court House Street Kolkata

Rayagada

Work

 

 

 

                 -do -

Jhigidi Rayagada

Dhokra Casting

2000

17

14

                 -do-  

Pipili, Puri

Applique

2000

15

15

M/s Orissa State Co-Op. Handicrafts Corporation, D-1-2, Industrial Est. Rasulgarh Bhubaneswar -10

Bhubaneswar Khurda

Stone Carving

2001

15

15

Regional Design Development Centre, 9/12, Old Court House Street Kolkata & Technical

Baulagadia Balasore

Stone Utensil

2001

15

15

Regional Design & Technical Development Centre, 9/12, Old Court House Street Kolkata

Paralakhemundi Gajapati

Horn Work

2001

15

12

Bapuji Chandua Karigari Hastasilpa ICS Ltd.

Bhakarsahi Khurda Bhakarsahi, Banamalipur Khurda

Applique

2002

15

15

M/s ORUPA Krishna Tower, Opp. ISKON Temple, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar

Gadamadhupur, Jajpur

Golden Grass

2002

15

15

Regional Design & Technical Development Centre, 9/12, Old Court House Street Kolkata

Puri

Stone Carving

2002

15

13

Regional Design & Technical Development Centre, 9/12, Old Court House Street Kolkata

Puri

Wood Carving

2002

15

14

             Of late it is decided to invite National Institute of Designs to advice the SIHT, Bhubaneswar for improving the Handicrafts Production.